A controversy has erupted over Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng’s comments about politicians. As a result, EFF slammed the judge for his remarks. If you have been active on social media and following news updates daily, you must have heard about this story which evolved when Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng condemned a scuffle in court by taking a reference of parliament. Meanwhile, the EFF party could not refrain to criticize the judge for condemning an in-court tussle by comparing it with parliament scuffles. What did he actually say? In the following section, we have explored this news in detail. So be sticky with this page and go through it till the end. Swipe down the page.
Who Is Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng?
Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng has been in the limelight since Monday, November 27, 2023, when a fight broke out in the court, involving a prison warden and three accused. The judge said they should not fight like Members of Parliament. For the unversed, Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng is also presiding over the trial of Senzo Meyiwa trial. He came into the limelight when he said they should not fight like MPs. This incident has turned the eyeballs of everyone even on social media.
It happened on Monday when a jail warden named Vusi Jele got involved in a physical altercation with three accused in court on Monday. Reportedly, this courtroom drama happened when the warden saw one of the accused sitting on top of a bench and asked him not to do so during the break. Eventually, the jail warden and the three accused started fighting in court. The judge condemned the incident, which obviously should be but things went wrong when he compared the incident with parliament’s fight.
Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng said, “This is one of fighting like in our parliament. We do not need that. In our parliament, I once saw a president being rushed by certain parliamentarians to a certain extent. There was an alarm out at parliament and security had to assist the president because it was under the impression he had been attacked. We do not need that.” The EFF condemned his comment in the strongest terms. The party stated, “Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng made condescending comments regarding parliamentarians who sought to peacefully hold Cyril Ramaphosa accountable at the State of the Nation address on January 9,” Stay tuned to this website for further updates and more details.